Warwick Game Design is for those who don't just play games, but are inspired to make their own - we're open to anyone with an interest in video games and how they are made. We provide support, learning and practical experience for students of any skill level! Visit our forums and ask for help or just chat, or talk to us at one of our meetings!
We meet every Thursday at 6pm
This year, we are in room S0.09 in the Social Sciences building.
Our weekly meetings are followed by a relaxed social. Anyone is welcome to join us for lively discussion about video games (among other things).
Want to make games?
Over the year we encourage members to form teams and create games. Some games are society projects, which typically last between a term and the whole year. Others are developed over a weekend, during one of our 48-hour game making competitions. Games can be found on our website, and some gameplay videos are available on our YouTube channel.
This year we are going to focus on smaller groups and small games so you can learn the most in the shortest amount of time and make tonnes of games during the year.
You don't have to be able to write code...
Art, 2D and 3D design, sound and music, game and level design, story-writing, programming, project leadership, these are among the many skills that go into making a game. If you'd like to learn about any of them, have a look around this site or come to one of our many meetings and ask.
Have a look at the events page to see what else is going on! After Thursday meetings we socialise in a bar (usually The Phantom Coach/Union) to discuss games and play multiplayer DS and PSP games. We regularly get together and play console games, from Wii and Xbox 360 to classics like the Sega Saturn.
We invite leading developers from the games industry to share their experience and provide insight on a number of topics. On occasion we attend IGDA meetings to talk to developers and find out the latest industry info, or visit a game studio to see how it's done. With good links to the games industry, we can help if you're looking at game development as a career option.
You can see some photos from IGDA meetings, exhibitions and talks given by Blitz Games on Flickr.